Gather the fairest rosebuds

Gather the fairest rosebuds

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Gather the fairest rosebuds]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Gather the fairest rosebuds,
Sparkling with morning dew;
Gather the purest lilies,
Blossoms of brightest hue.

Refrain:
Gather them all for Jesus,
Beautiful summer flowers;
Yet will the sweetest offering,
Come from these hearts of ours.

2 Out in the golden sunshine,
Out in the shadows dim,
Gather the little children,
Gather them all for Him. [Refrain]

3 Tell them the dear old story,
Wonderful words of love;
Tell them of Christ, the Saviour,
Living for them above. [Refrain]

4 Gather the little children
Into the Sabbath School;
Give them a kindly welcome,
Following love’s sweet rule. [Refrain]

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #259

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gather the fairest rosebuds
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Gather them all for Jesus

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Let Youth Sing #d30
Standard Songs. Special ed. #d31
The Primary and Junior Hymnal #165Page Scan
The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d41
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #259Page Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #259TextAudioPage Scan
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